150 Thanksgiving Day Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Thanksgiving Day Quotes (Best in 2024)

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What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? — Erma Bombeck

Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. — Kevin James

There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. — O. Henry

My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatoes. I love Thanksgiving, it's just my favorite. I can have Thanksgiving all year round. — Cindy Margolis

Thanksgiving is worry's kryptonite. — Matt Chandler

We're having a traditional Thanksgiving - turkey, mashed potatoes, hat buckles, smallpox, genocide, a blue corn moon, etc. — Bo Burnham

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. — Johnny Carson

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down. — Tony Snow

Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless. Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view. — Shel Silverstein

Do you realize that if the pilgrims have been chasing bobcats instead of turkeys.. we'd all be eating pussy on Thanksgiving?! — Redd Foxx

Short Thanksgiving Day Quotes

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  • Reflect upon your present blessings — Charles Dickens
  • Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget--lest we forget! — Rudyard Kipling
  • A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it. — Mary Karr
  • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. — W. T. Purkiser
  • We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick
  • Think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flames within us. — Albert Schweitzer
  • O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! — William Shakespeare
  • An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. — Irv Kupcinet
  • The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. — Henry Ward Beecher
  • I love Thanksgiving turkey... It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thanksgiving Day Image Quotes

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Thanksgiving day quote by Charles Dickens

Reflect upon your present blessings — Charles Dickens

Thanksgiving day quote by Cynthia Ozick

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick

Thanksgiving day quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

Happy Thanksgiving Day Quotes

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Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. — Margaret Cousins

It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it. — Alistair Cooke

You know that just before that first Thanksgiving dinner there was one wise, old Native American woman saying, Don't feed them. If you feed them, they'll never leave. — Dylan Brody

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in. — Phillips Brooks

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving," and the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy tell us that, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. — W. T. Purkiser

You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. — Charles Spurgeon

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. — Theodore Roosevelt

Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, 'How long has Mom been drinking like this?' My Mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes, 'Here, kitty, kitty.' — David Letterman

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song. — Conrad Gessner

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings. — William Arthur Ward

Christian Thanksgiving Day Quotes

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The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long. — Warren W. Wiersbe

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God. — George Washington

Thou that hast given so much to me give me one thing more, a grateful heart: not thankful when it pleaseth me, as if Thy blessings had spare days, but such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise. — George Herbert

Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving. — Mike Connolly

It must be an odd feeling to be thankful to nobody in particular. Christians in public institutions often see this odd thing happening on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in the institution seems to be thankful 'in general.' It's very strange. It's a little like being married in general. — Cornelius Plantinga

God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons. — Jeremy Taylor

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie; Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie! — Margaret Junkin Preston

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. — William Jennings Bryan

My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow. — Rita Rudner

Wishes For Thanksgiving Day Quotes

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Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. — Seneca

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? — Gilbert K. Chesterton

All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives. — George W. Bush

You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out. — Jay Leno

Day After Thanksgiving Quotes

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You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you. — Sarah Ban Breathnach

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity. — Bill Gates

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch. — Katharine McPhee

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has escaped the kingdom of night. — Elie Wiesel

Do not fancy, as too many do, that thou canst praise God by singing hymns to Him in church once a week, and disobeying Him all the week long. He asks of thee works as well as words; and more, he asks of thee works first and words after. — Charles Kingsley

In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer's dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us. — Brene Brown

In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer's dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us. — Brené Brown

I loved my mother very much, but she was not a good cook. Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother's tasted better the day before. In our house Thanksgiving was a time for sorrow. — Rita Rudner

Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It's the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season. — Evan Davis

Thanksgiving Quotes

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Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends. — Steven Furtick

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. — Epicurus

May your heart be an altar, from which the bright flame of unending thanksgiving ascends to heaven. — Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

We only enter into the full life if our faith gives thanks. Because how else do we accept His free gift of salvation if not with thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is the evidence of our acceptance of whatever He gives. Thanksgiving is the manifestation of our Yes! to His grace. — Ann Voskamp

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. — William Shakespeare

To be happy is easy enough if we give ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving, No self centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy. Life is giving, not getting. — Joseph Fort Newton

I've ruined many Thanksgivings! — Joe Gatto

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. — Neal A. Maxwell

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. — Jon Stewart

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. — Thornton Wilder

Thanksgiving Thanks Quotes

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Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. — Doris Day

Before you go out into the world, wash your face in the clear crystal of praise. Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness. — Charles Spurgeon

The Spirit of prayer makes us so intimate with God that we scarcely pass through an experience before we speak to Him about it, either in supplication, in sighing, in pouring out our woes before Him, in fervent requests, or in thanksgiving and adoration. — Ole Hallesby

Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing... a grateful heart! — George Herbert

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. — Victor Hugo

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. — Henry Allen Ironside

First thing I do in the morning is give thanks to God for another day, and then turn to HLN News or ESPN to see what’s going on in the world. — Vivica Fox

Every day is a day to be thankful. Life's abundance has no limit, and gratitude is what keeps that abundance flowing. In every circumstance there is something for which to be thankful. Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope. — Ralph Marston

The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become. — Ezra Taft Benson

The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress. — Francis Frangipane

Great Thanksgiving Quotes

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There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. — Ralph Blum

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. — Eckhart Tolle

There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. — Robert Breault

All that we behold is full of blessings. — William Wordsworth

To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted. — Albert Schweitzer

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies. — John Milton

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything. — Thomas Merton

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? — George Canning

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. — William Faulkner

All revival begins, and continues, in the prayer meeting. Some have also called prayer the "great fruit of revival." In times of revival, thousands may be found on their knees for hours, lifting up their heartfelt cries, with thanksgiving, to heaven. — Henry Blackaby

Thanksgiving Turkey Quotes

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May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs! — Grandpa Jones

I hate turkeys. If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There's turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Some one needs to tell the turkey, 'man, just be yourself.' — Mitch Hedberg

Thanksgiving. It's like we didn't even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. 'Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?' 'But we do that every day!' 'Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?' — Jim Gaffigan

My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: The turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother's Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife's Midwestern roots; the Campbell's green bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie. — Douglas Conant

Detente - isn't that what a farmer has with his turkey - until Thanksgiving? — Ronald Reagan

A two-pound turkey and a fifty-pound cranberry-that's Thanksgiving dinner at Three Mile Island. — Johnny Carson

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen. — Kin Hubbard

Thanksgiving Day - Let all give humble, hearty, and sincere thanks, now, but the turkeys. In the island of Fiji they do not use turkeys, they use plumbers. It does not become you and me to sneer at Fiji. — Mark Twain

There are a lot of New York City Thanksgiving traditions. For example, a lot of New Yorkers don't buy the frozen Thanksgiving turkey. They prefer to buy the bird live and then push it in front of a subway train. — David Letterman

I love to eat. That's why I got so fat; I love to eat. If I don't walk away from a meal hurting, I didn't do it right. If I don't walk away from Thanksgiving dinner feeling like I've been turkey-f**ked in a gingerbread prison, I didn't do it right. — Greg Behrendt

Good Thanksgiving Quotes

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(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy. — Abraham Maslow

Part of the power of song is that it is a beautiful expression of devotion...singing releases the pent-up joy and thanksgiving we feel because of God's grace and goodness. — Jack W. Hayford

There are things you do because they feel right and they may make no sense and they may make no money and it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other and to eat each other's cooking and say it was good. — Brian Andreas

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. — Maya Angelou

... because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. — Wallace D. Wattles

We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. — Albert Schweitzer

I can choose to grateful when I am criticized, even when my heart still responds in bitterness. I can choose to speak about goodness and beauty, even when my inner eye still looks for someone to accuse or something to call ugly. — Henri Nouwen

It is therefore recommended... to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor. — Samuel Adams

No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us. — Theodore Roosevelt

Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness. — J.R. Miller

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More Thanksgiving Day Quotes

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Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit. — Robert Burns

I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. — Abraham Lincoln

For three things I thank God every day of my life: thanks that he has vouchsafed me knowledge of his works; deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith; deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to--a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song. — Helen Keller

I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way! — Louise Hay

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.... Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long? — Rebecca Harding Davis

I can pass days Stretch'd in the shade of those old cedar trees, Watching the sunshine like a blessing fall,-- The breeze like music wandering o'er the boughs, Each tree a natural harp,--each different leaf A different note, blent in one vast thanksgiving. — Letitia Elizabeth Landon

There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. — O. Henry

What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie? — John Greenleaf Whittier

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